Mohanlalganj rape case: Victim’s family goes on hunger strike

Lucknow, July 27 : The family members of Mohanlalganj rape victim went on hunger strike here on Sunday and they demanded Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the case. ”We want CBI probe as after the new revelation it shows that the police was joking, we want the government to take the decision as soon as possible, we will continue to protest till our demand is not met,” said a family member on hunger strike .

“The culprits should be caught as many were involved. We have lost our faith in the police,” added another family member. Earlier today, the forensic report of the case stated that the rape and murder of a 32-year-old woman was committed by a group of men. There were traces of blood and flesh of more than one person found in the DNA of the victim.

The victim’s body was found naked with injury marks on head, face and private parts in a primary school in Balsinghkheda village of Lucknow District. On July 23, the UP Government had ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case. The order came after the family of the victim expressed their dissatisfaction over government’s insensitive approach.

They challenged the report of the police which stated that the victim was killed single-handedly by only one person and demanded justice for the woman. Earlier, it was speculated that the woman was gang-raped before the murder. There were multiple injuries and stab wounds found on her private parts, but police had claimed there was only one accused involved in the crime and his attempt to rape before killing had failed.

Ram Sewak, a security guard, with a private company, has been detained as the accused in thecase. Police said Sewak wanted to approach the woman but could not do so fearing his low social status, so he concealed his identity and convinced the victim to meet her at night. The victim was beaten brutally after she resisted the rape attempt, and later died of hemorrhage due to excessive bleeding.